LIVING LOSS is the term we use to describe something that is lost that causes us to grieve, be unhappy and live below our best. If we lose something important, even if relatively small like a set of keys, we can go into a mild state of panic, being barely able to focus on anything else until those keys are found.
Throughout life, there are so many losses that affect us in a similar way. The loss of a relationship, loss of health, loss of family and friends through migration, etc. We can become anxious, lose focus and function below our best. We can also become aware that we are living with a ‘gap’ in our lives and it can feel as if someone had died.
At Junction Community Church, bereavement support groups have been a part of our work for 4 years. We have been supporting those who have lost loved ones and interestingly, out of this, many have told us that they are grieving, not just for a lost loved one, but for some other cause, as already mentioned. This identified to us a further need as people are carrying grief due to a range of life experiences. People are ‘carrying on’ with life even with the feeling that ‘something is missing’. Out of this, we have extended our support to those experiencing a ‘living loss’.
The aim of the seminar is to highlight and bring awareness of the grief we may be carrying in the natural course of life. With this realisation, we can seek help, even self-help, and be empowered to help others.
The key speakers throughout the day are experienced in this area of living loss within their respective ministries. There will also be others sharing who have been through bereavement and living loss. We will be sharing tips for self-help and also giving information about help and support within the Church and the community. Our belief is that in spite of the traumatic experience of living loss, there is light at the end of the tunnel. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” Psalm 30:5 (KJ)
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LIVING LOST SEMINAR SATURDAY 7 FEB 2015
TICKETS £10 IN ADVANCE PLUS £1.25 BOOKING FEE
£14 ON THE DOOR
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